Anne Twist has announced her debut book ‘Betty and the Mysterious Visitor’

Anne Twist has teamed up with illustrator Emily Sutton to publish ‘Betty and the Mysterious Visitor’, her first children’s book, she made the exciting announcement today via her Instagram.

‘Betty and the Mysterious Visitor’ is a beautiful celebration of nature. Anne’s inspiration for the book came from reading to her now grown-up children, Gemma and Harry when they were young. Bedtime stories were a huge part of their upbringing. In writing her book Anne hopes others will find as much joy in those precious moments with their children as she did.

In 2017 Anne began to write poetry as a way to cope with the loss of her beloved husband Robin and navigate through her grief. Her beautiful garden in the Cheshire countryside became a huge source of inspiration for her as she honed her craft.

Image from “Betty and the Mysterious Visitor” illustrations by Emily Sutton

Betty loves visiting Grandma and playing in her beautiful garden, Acorn Hollows. It is her most favourite place in the whole world!

Together they tend to Grandma’s wildflowers and berry bushes, and even make jam to sell at the local farmers market.

But when a mysterious creature starts destroying the Hollows, Betty is determined to find a way to stop it. Can she come up with a plan to save their beloved garden?

The beautiful illustrations that accompany Anne’s wonderful story are the work of illustrator Emily Sutton. Emily’s first picture book, Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day, was published by the V&A. Her previous titles for Walker include The Christmas Eve TreeA First Book of the Sea and TinyLots and Grow.

Anne’s debut book will be published by Walker Books globally on 7 September. You can pre-order it here and here!

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